Adeline Lee is the Program Coordinator of PEN America’s Campus Free Speech Initiative, where she works to promote dialogue and understanding among free speech advocates, academics, cultural critics, and student leaders at the forefront of campus movements across the country.
In 2017-18, building off PEN America’s landmark And Campus for All report, she worked closely with senior leaders of four U.S. university and college campuses (U.C. Berkeley, Middlebury College, University of Virginia, and University of Maryland) – each grappling with major speech and race-related incidents – to convene a series of individually-tailored dialogues among ideologically and culturally diverse campus community members. The convenings explored themes of diversity and inclusion, hateful and offensive expression, and free speech on campus as well as ways participants could seek to defend free expression principles alongside meaningful advancements in diversity and inclusion. Adeline is an alumna of the New York City Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and served as student body president.